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Michelle Obama’s star turn

No longer wary, top surrogate visits Hub

WASHINGTON - It is difficult to imagine now that Michelle Obama was once hesitant to uproot her family to Washington, wary of living out her life in a political fishbowl teeming with piranhas. That tentativeness is long gone as she jets from city to city promoting the president’s record and drumming up money for her husband’s reelection campaign.

Obama touches down in Boston on Friday afternoon for a reception and $5,000- to $25,000-a-head dinner at the Institute of Contemporary Art to benefit the Obama Victory Fund. She will give a speech, mingle, pose for pictures. It will be her fourth campaign event in the past week, squeezed between her official duties. Earlier in the day she will visit Concord, N.H., to promote her national initiative to fight childhood obesity.

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